– Animals transform themselves through metamorphosis. What could the City of Casinos transform into?
Macau – The Reclaimed City of Casinos
More than 80% of Macau Government’s revenue is from Casino taxes alone. (2018 – first quarter 2019)
Two-thirds of Macau today was built on top of land obtained through reclamation.
City development favours Casinos complexes rather than social spaces.
Macau, predicted to be the richest city on Earth, has the financial resources for urban scale development.
The Macau New Urban Zone, an ongoing large-scale land reclamation project, is currently at planning phase.
Having alternative forms of entertainment or social spaces would benefit both locals and tourists.
Waterfront Theme Park / Amusement Park / Carnival
Theatre / Cultural & Art Centre / Sports Complex
or ANY form of public entertainment facilities with social spaces that could redefine the City of Casinos
– images from Google Search [ credits to the original photographers ]
The debate is whether Macau can continue to be a liveable city with such deficit and lack in social spaces. The competition challenges designers to bring back these spaces that once belonged to the locals, to create new social spaces and recover the lost connection between the city and its people. We seek proposals and designs of an alternative form of social and entertainment architecture that diverges from the existing gambling culture.
Awards & Publications
Within 1 month from the submission deadline, 36 shortlisted entries would be announced for the Public Vote. All 36 shortlisted entries would be considered for publications. Entries with the top 3 most votes would receive the People’s Choice Award and each awarded with the monetary prize of €200. From the shortlisted entries, 12 Finalists & 3 Winners would be selected by the jurors of this competition. Winners would be each awarded with the monetary prize of €1000.
3 x WINNERS – [ €1000 + PUBLICATIONS ]
9 x FINALISTS – [ PUBLICATIONS ]
24 x SHORTLISTED – [ PUBLICATIONS ]
3 x PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – [ €200 + PUBLICATIONS ]
– more jurors to be confirmed in the following month –
Designers (or procrastinators) are encouraged to sign up earlier to enjoy our discounts as the entry fee increases by €15 each phase.
Early Bird Entry: Students €65 | Architectural Designers €80 | Registered Architects and Practices €95 (Until 10 July 2019)
⚪⚪⚪ Standard Entry : Students €80 | Architectural Designers €95 | Registered Architects and Practices €110 (Until 09 Aug 2019)
⚪⚪⚪ Last Minute Entry : Students €95 | Architectural Designers €110 | Registered Architects and Practices €135 (Until 08 Sept 2019)
– Countdown towards next phase of Entry –